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May 28, 2013

The 1st Annual Hoboken Public Library Book Festival to be held Saturday June 8th 2013 from 11am – 5pm

Hoboken Library Book Festival 6-12-2013

On Saturday June 8th 2013 from 11am – 5pm, the Hoboken Public Library will host its The 1st Annual Book Festival at Church Square Park across from the Library. Details are below…
Event Details:

The Library will be hosting its First Book Festival in Church Square Park, across from the library, Saturday, June 8 from 11am-5pm!Come attend our many free events for all ages!  The Festival Keynote Speaker Maricel Presilla was recently named the James Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals award for best general cookbook for her years-in-the-making “Gran Cocina Latina,” an epic look at Latin American cooking.

Stop by the Local Author Alley where a rotating group of over twenty authors will be there to chat with you. Some of the local authors will also be reading excerpts of their work.  For children there will be a bookmaking workshop, face painting, a bouncy castle, and a special family program from Company’s Coming. Teens can pre register for the Creative But True Storytelling workshop with storyteller/writer Adam Wade.  The Friends of the Hoboken Library will be holding a Used Book Sale and local food vendors will sell goodies all day long.

Local Authors Include:

  • Lana Rose Diaz
  • Jon D’Amore
  • Joe Del Priore
  • Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  • Roxanne Hoffman
  • Kate Kaiser
  • Caren Lissner
  • Lenore Look
  • Arturo O. Martinez
  • LaTia McNeely-Sandiford
  • Ibou Ndoye
  • James Pustorino
  • Kerry Rubin
  • Jack Silbert
  • Aaron Starmer
  • S. Thomas Summers
  • John J. Trause
  • Laryssa Wirstiuk
  • Thomas F. Yezerski
  • Christina Ziegler-McPherson

Teen and Children’s Programs:

The Wizard of Oz

June 8, 2013 It’s a great day for a Book Fair! And an even better day for “The Wizard of Oz”. Presented by our friends Company’s Coming! The Classic L. Frank Baum story retold with puppets, kids’ participation and more family fun than you’ve ever had. Tickets for the Wizard of Oz event are available on Eventbrite. Performance takes place at 1:30 in the Big Tent in Church Square Park, across from the library. Be sure to take a ticket for every member of the family attending.

Company’s Coming’s Mary Ellen Hostak is a puppeteer, storyteller, face painter, actress and stilt walker. With 20 years experience, she has worked as an entertainer for birthday parties, schools, day care centers, libraries and camps performing in her productions of The Wizard of Oz, A Dragon in the Castle, and Beauty and the Beast.

Face Painting

After the show Company’s Coming’s Mary Ellen Hostak will be in the gazebo doing colorful and glittery face painting in many styles using professional water based face paints.

Bookmaking Workshop

At 11:00 am, learn how to make your own book with artist, Jamie Ross in the Library’s Craft Room. Children, ages 4 to 9 (accompanied by an adult) will learn to illustrate, write a story, and fold their own book. This is a limited attendance class. Sorry, but younger siblings cannot attend. Participation is limited to 20, so call and reserve your space at 201-420-2348.

Father’s Day Photocards

Join Mrs. M. at the craft table near the Gazebo from 2:30-4:00 to make Father’s Day Photo Card for your favorite Dad. RSVP’s are not required for card making, but supplies may be limited.

Bouncy Castle

Kids will have a bouncing good time in the Bouncy Castle located in Church Square Park.

Storytelling Workshop for Teens with Adam Wade

Teens can preregister at the YA desk for the Creative But True Storytelling Workshop with storyteller/writer Adam Wade.

Adam Wade has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He is an 18-time StorySLAM Champion at The Moth, and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009). He’s also been featured on both The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. Adam was featured in the April 5th, 2012 New York Times piece “Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile” by Jason Zinoman. He’s performed on shows such as The Moth’s Main Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Asssscat 3000 (as the guest monologist), Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Big Terrific, Pretty Good Friends, The Nights of Our Lives, The Rejection Show, Told, The Liar Show, Mortified, Stripped Stories, and The RISK Show.

Learn more about the event on the Hoboken Public Library website: http://hoboken.bccls.org/html/book_festival.htm. This event is also supported by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library. For more information or to volunteer email hobkref@bccls.org or call 201-420-2347 and ask for Laura or Aimee.

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December 6, 2012

Hoboken Elks Comedy Night to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Friday, December 14, 2012 Show Starts 8pm

The Hoboken Elks have done an incredible job helping storm victims by serving several thousand hot meals when the power was out and the cupboards in most homes were bare.Now the most difficult part lies ahead: repair and rebuilding. And the Hoboken Elks will play a part in this effort as well. The proceeds from this show will go toward the Elks Relief Fund. Below are the details for this event…..

Hoboken Elks Comedy Night Returns to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Elks Comedy Night Hoboken 12-14-2012 Hurricane Sandy

Standup comedy is coming back to the Hoboken Elks Lodge on Friday, December 14, 2012. This show  features several of New York City’s funniest comedians. Proceeds from this event will go to the Elks Relief Fund, which will help Hoboken recover from Hurricane Sandy. (Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7pm; the show starts at 8pm. The Lodge is located at 1005 Washington Street, in Hoboken.)

Susie Felber, who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the MTV and Oxygen networks and is a frequent co-host on Sirius XM Radio will act as Emcee. Susie knows the stage at the Hoboken Elks Lodge well, having played the role as both host and performer. Anton Shuford will be the headliner. Anton’s based in Philadelphia and has been performing since 2005. He’s a regular at the local venues, but his gigs aren’t limited to Philly. He’s making his name, from Hartford to North Carolina, and within the span of his short career he has become one of the busiest comics on the circuit. Since the Helium Comedy Club (Philadelphia) opened in 2005, Anton went from doing five minutes at open mics, to receiving his first break when he opened for Patrice O’Neil, which led to to featuring for comics like Louis CK.

The show also features comedians Chris DeLuca, Adam Wade  and Ritch Duncan. Chris has performed stand-up for years in the NYC area, and is a writer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Best Week Ever. He also created, wrote and starred in the hilarious, and subversive “Mocap, LLC” on Spike TV and currently writes for MTV’s “The Substitute”. Adam Wade has been performing comedy  in New York City for the past ten years. He is an 18-time StorySLAM Champion at The Moth (voted “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal), and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009). He’s also appeared on Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Asssscat 3000, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Big Terrific, Pretty Good Friends, The Nights of Our Lives, The Rejection Show, Told, The Liar Show, Mortified, Stripped Stories, and The RISK Show. Ritch Duncan was a regular at the Third Fridays comedy show in NYC;  he’s also the co-author of “The Werewolf’s Guide To Life: A Manual For The Newly Bitten” released by Broadway Books.

It will be two hours of non-stop laughs. Bring your friends and have a great night out. Doors at the Lodge will open at 7 PM. Show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $20, which includes a dinner buffet – there will be a cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Elk Relief Fund. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Call: 201-656-9602 for more information.

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October 15, 2011

Video: Adam Wade Live at the People’s Improv Theater

Hoboken Comedian Adam Wade has another story that he recently did as part of  ”The Risk Show – True Tales Boldly Told” in New York City hosted by Kevin Allison from MTV’s The State at the People’s Improv Theater (PIT).

It’s a story about when Adam first moved to Hoboken and covers one of Hoboken’s favorite watering holes that is no longer in business (Ted and Joe’s R.I.P.). He describes how he initially got advice from friends to get help with how to meet the ladies in Hoboken. Adam learned the hard way that having only a twin bed is a potential deal breaker if you want to hook up. Adam has a gift for making a interesting tale out of personal insecurities and experiences that just make you want to laugh.

Adam Wade Live at the People’s Improv Theater from RISK! Show on Vimeo.

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